Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    11:10 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: GasBuddy Official Blog > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Shell Canada Challenges Students to Push Limits of Fuel Efficiency Back to Topics
PD
Moderator
Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 1:51:55 PM

Students from across Canada are invited to bring their passion for energy solutions to compete at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2013, where teams will attempt to build a vehicle that can surpass the 2012 fuel efficiency record of more than 900 kilometers traveled per litre.

The seventh Shell Eco-marathon Americas is now open for online registration to high school and university students from across North and South America. The competition will take place in Houston April 5-7 2013.

Shell Eco-marathon is held annually in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The event challenges students to take their fuel-efficient vehicles and compete with other schools to see who can travel the farthest distance using the least amount of energy...

Visit GasBuddy Blog for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Gas4Gore
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:3,370
Points:600,885
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 11:49:37 PM

Great
Vette1967
Champion Author Albany

Posts:9,225
Points:2,058,120
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 3:23:08 PM

It's always a good thing to get the younger generation involved. We may surprised as to what they will come up with.
CapriceWagon
Champion Author Washington

Posts:1,488
Points:1,123,840
Joined:Feb 2008
Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 2:23:44 PM

That's all fun and dandy for the classroom, but when you have to meet minimum safety and emissions regulations, the real world can lay a smackdown
dcone2
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:3,090
Points:808,880
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 7:27:19 PM

ok
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,080
Points:2,392,115
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 5:44:50 AM

we'll see what the results are.
garywa01
Sophomore Author Alberta

Posts:219
Points:1,015,450
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:11:11 AM

looking forward to hear the results
csblesson
Champion Author Texas

Posts:3,720
Points:1,066,195
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 11:35:47 PM

Good way to start!
DrCashFlow
Champion Author Massachusetts

Posts:10,197
Points:2,387,460
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 12:06:53 AM

all uphill from here as imaginations run wild
my2002m
Champion Author Tulsa

Posts:9,199
Points:2,442,290
Joined:Jul 2008
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 10:43:18 PM

They should be pushing the auto manufacturers.
wshutton
Champion Author Albuquerque

Posts:4,878
Points:1,686,485
Joined:Mar 2009
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 6:16:10 PM

To us412: I wonder how one could find out what did trickle down? I haven't seen any trickle down from Republican trickle down economics. If anything, it's been suck it up and tell those you have ruined to suck it up. But enough about how Romney made his money.
us412
Champion Author Arkansas

Posts:27,980
Points:3,178,585
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 3:46:18 PM

Do any of these ideas ever "trickle down" for everyday use?
No? I didn't think so.
GryphonX
Champion Author Nevada

Posts:7,410
Points:2,215,825
Joined:Nov 2007
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 1:04:31 PM

Breeds innovation ... for which we are in dire need ....
FortVancouver01
Champion Author Washington

Posts:1,990
Points:935,130
Joined:Jul 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:57:32 PM


Good strokes, for both education and for the kids.

csblesson
Champion Author Texas

Posts:3,720
Points:1,066,195
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:57:07 PM

Great! Challenges always brings up something good
DatThao
Champion Author Wilmington

Posts:3,036
Points:793,430
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:56:57 PM

Good to learn.
ScottTee
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:7,609
Points:1,834,450
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:56:42 PM

keep pushing...
joekool1
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:1,099
Points:131,280
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:56:28 PM

what works in special vehicles doesnt always work in mass production
springer03
Champion Author Raleigh

Posts:4,524
Points:1,369,725
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:52:56 PM

good now we just have to hire them at the car manufacutures
bigdipperMS
Champion Author Mississippi

Posts:2,765
Points:1,177,235
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:52:29 PM

Nothing wrong with this.
Bigtex09
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:6,625
Points:1,899,180
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:51:47 PM

interesting
WaWanderer
Champion Author Washington

Posts:10,861
Points:1,366,525
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:45:43 PM

Seams to have good intentions.
Lizzylou
Champion Author Stockton

Posts:8,818
Points:2,357,285
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:44:49 PM

OLD NEWS
trekmanKY
Champion Author Kentucky

Posts:4,199
Points:1,108,530
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:44:11 PM

We can do it! USA!
atdinut
Champion Author California

Posts:1,617
Points:404,940
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:43:29 PM

Now this is worthwhile education !!
kuma2000
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:6,784
Points:1,449,400
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:42:57 PM

good luck to them
Discovery02
Champion Author Colorado Springs

Posts:8,645
Points:1,059,595
Joined:May 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:41:59 PM

It's good to tap into the brains and ingenuity of young people in High School and College. They're still capable of thinking out of the box and have a vested interest in the future....they're going to live there!
nwhawk
Champion Author Kansas

Posts:4,884
Points:1,305,925
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:38:16 PM

Will be brother utilize the students ideas!
Maddog
Sophomore Author Twin Cities

Posts:167
Points:132,615
Joined:Jun 2002
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:38:09 PM

Sounds like fun.
wang91554
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:6,292
Points:1,952,650
Joined:May 2009
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:37:29 PM

keep pushing
Old Timer
Champion Author Akron

Posts:6,891
Points:2,024,055
Joined:Sep 2003
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:37:24 PM

Sounds good.
Catfish93001
Champion Author Ventura

Posts:1,318
Points:344,915
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:36:34 PM

Who files the patent on the winning vehicles, the students or Shell?
radiorumor
Champion Author Texas

Posts:5,898
Points:1,524,415
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:36:13 PM

I think I'm busy that day
CocoPaz
Champion Author Santa Barbara

Posts:7,700
Points:1,104,355
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:34:17 PM

Good luck
Alfied
Champion Author Riverside

Posts:11,187
Points:2,535,485
Joined:Jun 2001
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:31:48 PM

Get 'em thinking.
condé
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:5,703
Points:2,304,220
Joined:Oct 2004
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:29:34 PM

Great!
Rhino8of8
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:3,124
Points:1,051,295
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:29:27 PM

Almost makes me wish I was back in college.

Way back when I was in college, I worked on a hybrid-electric vehicle. Sure, I only did manual labor on a protective housing for the batteries, but it still was cool to have my mind so open to learning.
ultm8opie
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:2,221
Points:540,795
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:29:10 PM

They need to change these competitions to create a high milage vehicle that can carry 4 people and maintain highway speeds and recognized safety standards. Currently these competitions end up creating motorized bicycles with a teardrop shaped body that carries one person with zero cargo. Not very useful in the real world.
mickealo
Champion Author Spokane

Posts:9,232
Points:2,872,840
Joined:Oct 2006
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:27:33 PM

sounds like a very interesting project for them to work on
tomok
Champion Author Portland

Posts:46,305
Points:3,127,760
Joined:Aug 2006
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:27:00 PM

Shell Canada Challenges Students to Push Limits of Fuel Efficiency and new out-the-box ideas from fresh minds for higher vehicle Fuel Efficiency.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
alwaysridin88
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,029
Points:1,245,655
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:24:49 PM

Cool idea
lightbulbman2008
Champion Author Worcester

Posts:451,900
Points:2,352,535
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:23:34 PM

ok...
Ebaz
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:4,820
Points:1,141,350
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:23:19 PM

Well that's nice
humancry
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:4,779
Points:1,044,780
Joined:Nov 2006
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:21:55 PM

ok
MalibuGordie
Champion Author California

Posts:6,101
Points:2,085,720
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:21:25 PM

Good for them!
f250dieselrat
All-Star Author Florida

Posts:856
Points:446,800
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:20:15 PM

sound cool
vjs3
Champion Author Denver

Posts:3,838
Points:1,335,115
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:19:40 PM

Win/Win... Very Nice!
studebaker1940
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:5,683
Points:1,453,230
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:19:26 PM

Only good thing from big corporation.
MopedTime
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:2,037
Points:935,780
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:18:14 PM

Very interesting contest where all participants were winners.
seahawks
Champion Author Washington

Posts:5,658
Points:2,586,955
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:17:18 PM

that is great job that Shell Oil Company is doing!!!
HATinMUNDY
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:4,923
Points:1,539,320
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:13:44 PM

Time will tell.....
kelly1016
Champion Author Victoria

Posts:1,953
Points:353,465
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:10:22 PM

Cheap research for shell
Post a reply Back to Topics